AOTY 2020
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
The Black Parade
86
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BradTasteMusic
95
I’m catching up on my ARTV-core lol. But really my full 40 minute reaction and review is on my YouTube channel

This album is massive not only from a sonic standpoint but through phenomenal writing and songs that are passionate and bombastic beyond belief. This album is a phenomenal statement that shows that emo music can be done right and it isn’t always a pissing contest of who can be the most edgy
PipePanic
100
There are many albums that change people. Some point to "Dark Side Of The Moon" or "Thriller" or many other great records. But for me, it's MCR's crazy, explosive, off the wall and perfectly intense tale of woe and death that changed something. Maybe in me, maybe in the world, and possibly both.

Favorite Jams: Everything (Especially Mama, Sleep, This Is How I Disappear)

Lest Favorite: Disenchanted
thebibleparttwo
NR
why the fuck does everyone have to be so edgy. this album is great
JoaoSantos
95
This album means a lot to me. It might not be perfect but it helped me in a way no other album ever did.
ElectricMess
100
best three year character arc

EDIT: I do think that The Black Parade is a masterpiece and on top of that, it does fucking bang

I don't think that The Black Parade is a masterpiece or anything like that, but it does fucking bang
Tristan
94
The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance is one of the most influential and famous rock operas of the 21st century. The album tells the story of a cancer patient, their experiences with life and death, and dealing with the afterlife. The record makes use of strange song order, alternating from before the patient's death, during, and after at seemingly random intervals. The explosive and bombastic sound of the album allows for an extremely emotional and moving listen, and although I'm not the ... read more
Plats
99
Out of all the albums that have helped me through my life, I've never mentioned a single "emo" record. So, as the emo hipster whatever I am, I should review "The Black Parade". Like "Twin Fantasy" or "OK Computer", this record has impacted me a lot. I have a red streak in the front of my hair, but that's just a cosmetic change rather than an important one.

The concept of "The Black Parade" revolves around the experiences of a cancer patient on ... read more
Noz
100
Damn, I hit 300 followers Thank you, everyone !!!!!!! I will be doing a special review for MCR's Black Parade album!

This is THE ALBUM that got me into music All of these songs are FANTASTIC this is a pop-punk/emo masterpiece. The guitars usually used in the songs were amazing and some of my favourite parts of those songs! The End is an amazing first track for this album and the way it built up was great.

Also, The Vocals on that track was amazingly good! The Track Dead! was my favourite ... read more
JustSomeGuy
100
The Black Parade is an adrenaline fueling, exciting, cartoony, beautiful roller coaster of emotions, and is by far my favourite album ever made. The writing is superb, and the musicianship from all the members of My Chemical Romance is amazing.
This is the album that got me into rock music (yes, it's a rock album, not an emo album, fight me). It tells the story of a dying cancer patient.
There are so many great songs in this album; there are some that are great to bop to (Dead!; Mama), some ... read more
exception
39
I fell for it. Fuck this shit. Sounds like Queen and any generic pop punk band thrown into a blender and then made even more embarrassingly childish and "edgy".
WhatTheFunk
85
Frankly, it was not won. I must say that I was never a big fan of pop punk and emo. But a friend managed to convince me to listen to the famous "The Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance, considered as a classic of the genre, so why not ... And I admit that it's not a bad album, it's even a good surprise! So it's a opera-rock album that mixes alternative rock, pop punk and pop rock and contains some of the most iconic songs of the band and the musical genre. It's a treat from start to ... read more
Oreox4
90
WARNING: I AM A HIP HOP NERD

Edit: I wrote a whole re-review. Right? and i close the page. and. guess what? it doesn't ask me for confirmation. I was closing out my tabs quickly and never noticed. So screw it. Top 10 favorite album? yes.

Review:
I wrote that ( ^ ) when i thought i was going to rate this in the 60s. But holy is this really good. Like how is this so good? I'm generally not a fan of rock at all but this just hits different than stuff i've heard before. VERY epic ablum. Probably ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
95
POWERHOUSE!

"Somebody get this motherfucker a smoothie." -Coke Machine Glow

The cartoonish-like energy that contaminated the project is what sells this album for me, the staggering guitars and unforgettable lyrical ability is what has made "The Black Parade" something legendary, something to long for... for hundreds of years to come. Not a single moment is wasted, and the world that My Chemical Romance has painted here is so vivid and lucid.

Really just one of (if not) ... read more
Basic_Garci
90
“ New Jersey emo kings get ideas above their station. “
shut the fuck up
TreyLikesBands
97
We all had that phase, I think... or at least I did. Whether those times were good or bad, in hindsight, there's one record that will forever stick with me the most, and that's "The Black Parade". Its high scores across the board definitely aren't fueled by nostalgia, as upon revisiting, the fulfilling, catchy, and diverse nature of each song is completely amazing. The entire record has this melodramatic yet dreary tone. On paper, the ideas here would probably boast a mediocre and ... read more
cakenator
100
nothing but a masterpiece, and that's that
favorite track: house of wolves
least favorite track: blood (hidden track)
edit: AOTY, PLEASE GIVE US THE ABILITY TO GIVE AN ALBUM A 110
edit 2: screw it, im writing a full review

SPOILER WARNING!!!: IF YOU HAVE NOT LISTENED TO THE ALBUM YET, I WOULD ADVISE YOU DO BEFORE READING

OH MY GOD, THIS ALBUM. There are few albums with such a level of ambition, execution, grandeur, and power as this one. Everything is well timed, well placed, well executed, ... read more
Docky
100
YE, Black parade review, my fav album ever, heard it hundreds of times, gonna suck this albums fucking dick and be a fanboy, but I don't really care, I love this album a lot, it means a lot to me, discovering this album immediately turned into me listening to this and 3 cheers 24/7 for a few weeks, I don't listen to it that much now a days but everytime I do it hits the same way it did the first time. Maybe even harder tbh. SO YEAH LET'S FUCKING GOOO

This is a rock opera about a dying cancer ... read more
Inglume
70
In my opinion, this gets a bit too much hate for simply being emo, because there is a lot that Black Parade does that their contemporaries wish they were capable of doing. The songwriting doesn't drag and makes the album feel a lot more grand than I had originally anticipated. The production and composition of Black Parade's tracks definitely gives the record its edge, even if it's not spectacular every moment. I do love this record and although I believe this has not aged too well for me and ... read more
Toasterqueen12
87
Daily October Horror

29/31

It's crazy seeing the public do a 180 on these guys, at least in my eyes. I thought they were a joke, a laughingstock. I thought the usual response to MCR fans was that they were children and edgy teens. But then when I started getting more into music I found that this album was super loved and respected as the grand artists of the 21st century. And all I could say was....huh.....that's kinda cool.

This is a concept album to the full extent of the word. A full ... read more
LetalShertly
71
I know this is considered a low score for this album, but for me personally ... there are only about 3 songs that really stick to me and the rest are pretty dry.
Strangelightsyd
70
Decided to take a trip down memory lane and for once I don't regret it! Although not without its flaws, The Black Parade is a really good album and executes its concept really well. To get to my relationship with it, it's just insane to me how I still know every song by heart despite not having heard it in well over a year which for me is both the blink of an eye and a lifetime. It's funny to think that without MCR, I probably wouldn't be into music, at least not in the same way that I am now. ... read more
MickyT
98
I was scrolling around on YouTube the other day and stumbled upon a video that was based on My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade. I knew who the band were for the longest time but I never even listened to a song of theirs until today. I didn't really expect much going into this but after I finished listening to it I can safely say that I'm shocked at how good this turned out to be.

First of all what struck me the most was how passionate the vocal performances, songwriting and ... read more
louisomahoney
82
"Mama; we all go to hell; mama, we all go to hell; I'm writing this letter and wishing you well; mama we all go to hell; Oh mama, we're all gonna die; Mama; we are gonna die; Stop asking me questions; I'd hate to see you cry; MAMA WERE ALL GONNA DIE!"

AND WHEN WE GO DONNNNNTTTTT BLAMEEEEEE USSSS YEAH
OH LET THE FIRE JUST BATHHHHEEE U-

I'm on the wrong website aren't I.

Actually though, I know Gerard hates the term but this is possibly the bets emo can get. Its explosive; its grand ... read more
CallingIconicAl
90
Emo kid unification! Very love German way
Aoaystheory
96
I avoided this because I thought it would be pretty terrible, until I started seeing it on more and more on people's (who I respect) top lists or ratings. Tbh, the biggest thing that bothered me about MCR was people always tied them in with "emo music" which I didn't think they were at all. I think people use emo too loosely, and it irks me because it's one of my favorite genres. This is not emo (although, this is the only record I've heard of there's) but it's definitely good. ... read more
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1%of users don't like this album
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